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COM 62 — Compelling Communications: Presentations and Meetings That Engage and Connect

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jun 26—Jul 24
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 9
Unit: 1
Tuition: $325
Instructor(s): Paul Clothier
7:00—8:50 pm
Jun 26—Jul 24
5 weeks
Drop By
Jul 9
1 Unit
Paul Clothier
Imagine presentations and meetings that capture your audience’s attention, keep them engaged, and move them to action. Knowing how to develop compelling content and connecting with your audience are two keys to delivering a great presentation and running collaborative meetings. Graphics and visuals are essential elements of engaging communication to facilitate attention and retention, while inviting and sustaining participation. In this course, we will take a close look at how graphics and visuals can enhance the effectiveness of a presentation or meeting. We will also explore the different ways graphics can be used to communicate complex information, ideas, and data. In addition, we will examine how questions, analogies, and activities can be used to initiate and manage audience interactions during a presentation or meeting. Students will create and use graphics to enhance and clarify their message—and apply a range of techniques for generating rapport and interaction with an audience. They will learn how and when to use these techniques and will practice and perfect them in content that is useful and meaningful to them. By the end of the course, students will be able to create visually engaging content, apply techniques for interacting and connecting to an audience, and deliver engaging and memorable presentations and meetings.

Paul Clothier, Mobile Learning and Training Specialist

Paul Clothier is a training and teaching professional with a background in speaking and presenting. He has been in the training and learning field for more than twenty-five years. Clothier presents at national and international conferences on mobile learning and mobile performance support, and frequently writes for Learning Solutions magazine on mobile learning.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.